Will Shanks become Luffy’s ally in One Piece, or will the two fight as enemies?
Since Kaido and Big Mom both lost, only the Yonko remained undefeatable. It’s Blackbeard and Shanks.
If we go to Teach next, it’s clear that this happens a bit quickly. What about Red-Haired Shanks? Will Luffy fight him?
1. Based on their past relationship, Shanks seems more like an ally than an enemy
Shanks is quite close to Luffy. Not only that, he also lost an arm just to save him.
When Whitebeard asked about Shanks’ missing arm, he said he was betting on a new age. With such details, Shanks really feels like a more important ally than a potential enemy.
Especially the latter is the threat from Blackbeard, a character that Shanks also seems to be wary of.
2. Even so, Luffy still plans to defeat all of the Yonko
In One Piece chapter 696, we learned that the Yonko that Law proposed to target was Kaido. Luffy then agrees, as long as Shanks isn’t the first.
Despite this, he next said that he planned to defeat all of Yonko. Because of that, Luffy seems to be quite open to fighting Shanks, as long as he isn’t the first Yonko he needs to face.
But on Onigashima Devil Island, it was Luffy who finally defeated Kaido. And Big Mom asked Eustass Kid and Law to handle it.
While it’s possible that Luffy is planning to defeat all of the Yonko, Big Mom’s case seems to open up the possibility that another character will take down Shanks. In addition, many readers also speculated that why Luffy in the photo above only raised three fingers, while there were four? Do you really have no intention of fighting Shanks?
3. Bartolomeo got into trouble with Shanks
There is a problem that can cause a conflict between the Red Hair Pirates and the Straw Hats. At the beginning of One Piece chapter 875, Bartolomeo burns the flag of the Red Hair Pirates on an island.
Not only that, he also held up the symbol of the Straw Hats, showing that he was affiliated with Luffy. Before that, Bartolomeo sold the Straw Hat Pirates on the island (chapter 871).
He may become the target of the Red Hair Pirates after this incident, and that leads Luffy to get involved.
4. If the two have to fight, the reason is probably to prove that Luffy has become a great pirate
In One Piece chapter 1, Shanks gives Luffy his straw hat. He then asks him to promise that one day he will return it to him, already a great pirate.
I really think after Luffy defeated Kaido, he could be considered a great pirate. But Shanks probably still wants to fight Luffy, to see his strength. Does Luffy deserve to be the Pirate King like Roger?
Especially in chapter 1, Luffy said that he will have a ship and comrades that are even better than Shanks’ comrades. Maybe he still remembers that and wants to check if it’s true that Luffy’s crew and ship are better than his crew.
Shanks may have to face Luffy for various reasons. One of the reasons that I feel is very likely is because of Bartolomeo’s actions, because it has been seen since chapter 875. But I think whatever Shanks’s reasons are, he really just wanted to check. Luffy’s strength with his crew members only.
5. The mysterious relationship between Shanks and the Five Elders
A long time ago, Shanks was miraculously able to meet the Five Elders. He wanted to talk about a pirate at the time, but we don’t know who the character Shanks is about to talk about.
Most likely, the pirate he meant was Blackbeard, or Kaido, Big Mom. But there are also some theories that Shanks is actually about to mention Luffy.
Given that Shanks has a mysterious relationship with the Five Elders, it would be interesting if they intend to demand Shanks against Luffy. If so, that could be another reason for him to confront Luffy.
If so, I don’t think Shanks will obey orders from the Five Elders.
6. So will Luffy fight Shanks?
I still feel that Luffy and Shanks are more likely to be allies than enemies. However, considering that Luffy wants to defeat all of the Yonko, and Bartolomeo has caused trouble in Shanks’ territory, I think it’s possible that both characters will fight each other.
Even so, even if Red-Haired Shanks and Luffy do clash, he’ll probably do it just to see Luffy’s power. That’s my analysis. What do you think? Please write comments!
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